What is regular army?

  • (noun): A permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state.
    Synonyms: army, ground forces

Regular Army

A regular army is the official army of a state or country (the official armed forces) -- contrasting with irregular forces such as volunteer irregular militias, private armies, mercenaries, etc. A regular army usually consists of:

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Charles R. Woods - Civil War Service
... Army to lead reinforcements to Fort Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina ... Woods was promoted to brigade command in the Army of the Tennessee shortly before the Siege of Corinth on April 29, which lasted until June 10 ... was appointed a brevet lieutenant colonel in the Regular Army as of July 4, 1863 ...
Leo J. Meyer - Military Service
... In March 1943 he graduated from the US Army Air Forces Officer Candidate School ... Japan as a captain he mustered out of the Army of the United States and reenlisted in the Army Organized Reserve Corps by June 1947 he was back on active duty as a Regular Army master sergeant ... Meyer later served in the Cold War Army as an advisor to the Massachusetts National Guard, a staff officer in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, an operations officer at the Army ...
George Lucas Hartsuff
... He served in third corps Army of Virginia and then in the Army of the Potomac ... Immediately after the battle he was made a brevet colonel in the regular army for gallant and meritorious services ... duty, he commanded XXIII Corps in the Army of the Ohio from May 28, 1863 to September 24, of the same year ...

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